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Holiday challenge to Maintain

Monday, November 11, 2013

Just had guest for the weekend and although we stayed in and prepared all the food, I had a hard time sticking to my regular portions. Something about socializing and getting together that just makes me want to munch. Did ok on the weight but I can see that the next weeks are going to present a challenge.

I hit my maintenance weight in October of 154 and I am still working on how to maintain it. It has been up a little as I try to figure out how much to each so the social eating is just another challenge.

It is easy to get all pumped up and make promises to myself after the guests are gone, but just wait until the next round. Some things I am going to commit to that I will be able to do are
1. Drink water before every meal and drink a glass with each meal
2. Make a list of noshes and appetizers that are low calorie and buy them instead of high calorie snacks.
3. Eat more slowly, the fork down.
4. Make a lot of fresh salads
5. Record food eaten every day
6. Do get in the exercise, even if I have to get out before breakfast.
7. Post weight each Tuesday

Weight on Nov 5 was 156.5 2.5 pounds above my Maintenance weight. Hoping it will be down Nov. 12 and every Tuesday after that.

Joined the National Bird Day Maintenance Challenge - to help Go Spark
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    Holidays are challenging for me because of all the "traditions" we have maintained over the years, and all the anticipations, and "don't wanna miss" things, mostly FOOD things. Last year I gained 10 lbs from October to New Years. And I thought I was being good! I had started a swim program the week of Thanksgiving just to keep the pounds from creeping up. I am so holiday shy this year, and don't want all the celebratory food and spirits overflowing.

    You have a good plan, so review your plan daily and make sure you have mini (non-food) rewards to give yourself.

    We will make it through together!!!!

    emoticon all the way to New Years!
    1527 days ago
    Great plan! Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    1527 days ago
    Hi Sunny sorry - I missed this blog - the 11th was Surgery day for DH ! Sounds like you did pretty good though . I agree being around guests invites trouble when it comes to food. Like last night I Wined and Dined after work late t celebrate a friends Birthday and I really enjoyed the Food !! OK - it was fine Southern Italian Cooking ! Delish - I have not stepped on the scale today but like yourself I noticed where I was triggered :( back to the drawing board - Hugs Karen
    1530 days ago
    That sounds like a great plan, good luck!
    1532 days ago
    November 12 weight is 154.5. This has been my maintenance weight for several weeks. My mind says that I would like to lower it to 151 but I have not been working on it.
    1532 days ago
    Sounds like a perfect plan! And I'll be working the Bird Day Challenge right along with you!
    1532 days ago
    sounds like a great plan!!! Good for you!
    1532 days ago
    1533 days ago
    Good thoughts here!! Your a motivator!
    1533 days ago
    Great maintenance plan. If you find some good ones for the second one please share them with us.
    1533 days ago
    I am with you, want to lose more, but want to maintain emoticon until the 1st of the year,
    1533 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/11/2013 4:39:43 PM
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